Italy's Leonardo signs satellite-based big data deal

Tuesday 20 June 2017 | 10:39 CET | News
Italian defence and aerospace giant Leonardo (formerly Finmeccanica) has announced an agreement between US-based Orbital Insight and e-GEOS (a joint venture between Telespazio and the Italian Space Agency) to provide the satellite services of the future. In a statement Leonardo said the partnership will see the convergence of space technologies, artificial intelligence, cloud computing and big data analytics to provide radically new products and services for numerous applications including emergency management, precision agriculture, environmental monitoring and safety. Under the terms of the deal, the cloud computing solutions and artificial intelligence techniques developed by Orbital Insight will be used to analyse high-resolution satellite images from e-GEOS.

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